What we will cover
•What is email?
•Sending and receiving email
•E greeting cards
What is email?
Be careful of viruses. Don’t open an email from someone you
don’t know. Don’t open attachments or follow links in an email
unless you know that the person really did send them to you.
What is Email?
• Email is a method of sending digital messages via the Internet from
one person to one or more recipients.
• Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail are three common brands of email.
• There is NO COST to sign up with and use any of these three
What you need to send an Email
To send and receive e-mail, you will need:
2.2. Internet service.
3. An e-mail address.
4.Friends who also have these three elements.
Why get an email address?
Send and receive letters, message, pictures or videos, documents
Receive notices from services you have signed up with.
Use other websites that require an email address to sign up for them.
Web based (allows you to check your email from anywhere).
Also get access to flickr, geocities, calendar, bookmarks, maps.
Also get access to picasa pictures, blogger, office, calendar, reader, documents, maps.
Also get access to all of the live.com products as well.
Microsoft Outlook (comes with Microsoft Office)
Mac Mail – comes with Mac computers
Most smartphones, tablets, etc come with an app to read your mail.
attachment - file sent along with an email
email (electronic mail) - to send or receive typed messages via the Internet
email address - person’s or organization’s address used to receive email (for example,
emoticon - playful use of keyboard characters and symbols to represent emotional responses (also
referred to as smileys), usually used in email or text messages (for example, >: -( means angry)
phishing - scam email sent to elicit private information from the recipient to be used for identity theft
snail mail - nickname for mail delivered by the postal service that negatively refers to the time it takes to
be delivered in contrast to the speed with which an email is sent
spam - unsolicited commercial/junk email
Spoofing – Email spoofing is when you receive an email message that appears to be from someone
other than the actual sender. This method enables the junk e-mailer to hide his or her identity from the
recipient. In spoofing, the sender places a false return address on the junk message. When spoofed, the
recipient has no idea who sent the message and has no way of responding or stopping the problem.
Emails can also contain a spoofed web site address.